Welcome to RPG Virtual Tabletop, the place to find out all you need to know about playing Pen and Paper RPGs in an online virtual environment.
The Virtual Tabletop software discussed in these pages are not RPGs in themselves - however, they allow RPGs to be played between friends, located all over the globe.
The VT packages tend to have the following features:
Maps and Images
Maps and or images can be shared by the GM and players, tokens can be moved around the map and "fog of war" may be available.
This can be as complex as rolling solid-looking dice on the Virtual Tabletop or as simple as entering text into the chat window. If you want to use real dice in your virtual tabletop, you should look at the DiceCAM.
There are numerous VTs described on this site: some concentrate on specific rules systems, others are completely "ruleset agnostic". Most focus on maps and tactical combat, to varying degrees. The commercial VTs usually offer some form of demo, so you can try before you buy! You will also find links to free maps, tokens and adventures to help your way into the world of Virtual Tabletop play.
Where the roleplaying takes place. Usually differentiates between Player chat, OOC chat and emotes.
|Map graphics are Copyright Edward Bourelle 2008, used with permission. Tokens by Devinnight at Immortal Nights. Chat window from Fantasy Grounds 4e Ruleset.|
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